Birkenhead’s new creative hub for start-up businesses

Start-Yard is a collaborative hub for creatives, start-ups, craft-based workshops, and budding entrepreneurs, it will provide a modern solution for people in the formative stages of their business development by giving access to premises without the traditional barriers associated with tenancies.

Start-Yard’s home is a 16,000 sq ft single storey former industrial garage unit ob Church Street, next to Birkenhead Priory. The building will house approximately 30 individual affordable workspaces and offer a range of sizes and configurations to fit a range of budgets and will include communal areas, coffee shop/café and meeting spaces designed in the spirit of collaboration.

There will be about 30 individual workspaces with easy-in, easy-out terms for burgeoning local businesses to take the next step in their journey.

Start-Yard’s Chris Lee, said, “The space provides a dynamic environment that attracts talented local people from sectors such as the digital and creative spheres, who are looking for affordable space to get a business idea off the ground.

“People working from their bedrooms or kitchens at home, school and college leavers, who are ready to grow their idea and take the next step will enjoy the collaborative nature of Start-Yard and the support of like-minded individuals.”

Start-Yard’s aim is to provide an opportunity for local start-up businesses who may otherwise have considered leaving Wirral, taking their skills elsewhere. StartYard will draw employment to the area as a byproduct of the development and the creation of new jobs will mean that flourishing small businesses will outgrow Start-Yard, require larger premises and make space for new growth to begin.

Chris Lee continued, “Start-Yard removes some of the traditional barriers to starting your own enterprise, letting you concentrate on your business. All Start/Up units offer heating, electricity, security and CCTV included as part of your monthly rental.”

Start-Yard will not only offer collaborative workspaces, but Stage 2 of the project will see an additional phase of work units and a street food market, bar, and event space.

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